SchoolArts Magazine

October 2017

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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46 OCTOBER 2017 SchoolArts P E R S P E C T I V E M I D D L E S C H O O L Elisa Hurst I am always thinking of ways to spark interest and imagination in my seventh- and eighth-grade art students. One of the things they really seem to be interested in is photography, so I developed the fol- lowing three-part unit for them: Part One: The Basics For the first part of my photography unit, I go over some basic compo- sition techniques, such as using d ifferent perspectives, focusing on background, the rule of thirds, and using texture and leading lines. Ben Christensen, grade eight. FORCED

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